Archive for Brain – Page 2

Bad Wiring: Were You Set Up for Poor Health? A Source of Chronic Pain Illuminated

The Pain Mystery It's an incredible thing; Americans spend up to 600 billion (billion with a B) dollars to treat pain. Almost 30% percent of people with pain have low back pain and about 25% of them have chronic low back pain. You'd think with that many people in pain we'd be pretty far along Read more [...]

A Neuropsychologist Looks at ME/CFS – Part II of ‘Cognition – What do We Know?': IQ, Walking and Chewing Gum, A Missing Test, Treatment

In Part II of the A Neuropsychologist Looks at ME/CFS, Dr. Lange looks at neuropsychological testing, IQ, we riff on how cognitive problems can affect how well you move, and more...See Pt. I below. Brain Burn, Brain Drain and Low Blood Flows: A Neurologist on ‘Cognition and Chronic Fatigue Read more [...]

Brain Burn, Brain Drain and Low Blood Flows: A Neurologist on ‘Cognition and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – What Do We Know’?’

This overview of the CFIDS Association of America’s webinar on cognition in 2012 was produced while I was with Phoenix Rising but was never published. We just published Dr. Lapps take on cognition and possible ways to treat it. Now, that we've got an overview of the treatment possibilities Read more [...]

Sensory Overload: Study Suggests Brains in Fibromyalgia Are Being Pummeled With Too Much Information

New study provides further evidence that problems with sensory gating may contribute to fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms. It’s a Jungle Out There The key to survival in the animal world is to be able to detect threats in the environment and react appropriately.  From the simplest sea Read more [...]

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) A Form of Migraine?

"This indicates a large unmet need to diagnose and treat migraine in GWI and CFS" Could chronic fatigue syndrome be a form of migraine? That might not be so wacky an idea as it sounds. About ten years ago Puri and Chaudhuri suggested chronic fatigue syndrome was similar to migraine. In the last two Read more [...]

Japanese Sensory Gating Study Reveals Profound Cognitive Deficits Present in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

SENSORY GATING PART V – VALIDATION? A - Sensory Gating Deficits and Neuroinflammation in ME/CFS – A Testable Hypothesis Part I – Sensory Gating - Set out a hypothesis that, if tested, ME/CFS patients (in particular those patients that would describe themselves as the 'Wired and Tired' Read more [...]

Your Brain Without Energy: Broken Brain Energy Loop Wipes Out Cognitive Functioning in GWS Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(Exercise stress tests suggest a process that provides energy to the brain during exercise and intense mental activity may be broken and causing severe cognitive dysfunction in one group of GWS/ME/CFS patients (decreasers).  A second GWS/ME/CFS group (increasers) with an intact brain lactate processing Read more [...]

The Immune in Neuroimmune: Cytokines, Bugs and NK Cells – Part IV of the Neuroinflammatory Series Continues

(We're in the windup phase of Marco's Neuroinflammatory Series as he explores the role the immune system and pathogens  play in producing the neuroinflammatory state that may underlie chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) For more on Marco's Neuroinflammatory Series on ME/CFS C - IMMUNE FINDINGS, Read more [...]